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Kishinev Yizkor book #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

I agree with Yefim, it can be difficut trying to purchase this book
via JewishGen or other sites. Confusing directions, links that don't
work, etc. I finally found one and ordered it (about $36)

go to:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1939561744/ref=sr_1_1_olp?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1550268083&sr=1-1&keywords=kishinev+jewishgen

Alan Levitt
Chevy Chase, MD


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Kishinev Yizkor book #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

I agree with Yefim, it can be difficut trying to purchase this book
via JewishGen or other sites. Confusing directions, links that don't
work, etc. I finally found one and ordered it (about $36)

go to:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1939561744/ref=sr_1_1_olp?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1550268083&sr=1-1&keywords=kishinev+jewishgen

Alan Levitt
Chevy Chase, MD


Re: Kishinev Yizkor Book #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,


You  know already that a Kishinev Yizkor Book was published by JewishGen.

In addition to the translation, which was done mostly by Sheli Fain, there are additional material for you
in that book, like chronological history of Jews in Kishinev, and more.

I personally like to hold a book in my hands, and I am enjoying having a very good published Kishinev
Yizkor book with a nice cover, photos, etc.

But, I realized that some of our members do not know that the translated books are available online
at JewishGen.org at the Yizkor section.  It might not be easy to find the book at the website,  the
easiest way might be to search for Kishinev in Town finder, and at the Kishinev page to click on Yizkor
book link.

I hope this helps, and remember that there many other books available already, and some of them are
in translation.

All the best,

Yefim Kogan\
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: Kishinev Yizkor Book #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,


You  know already that a Kishinev Yizkor Book was published by JewishGen.

In addition to the translation, which was done mostly by Sheli Fain, there are additional material for you
in that book, like chronological history of Jews in Kishinev, and more.

I personally like to hold a book in my hands, and I am enjoying having a very good published Kishinev
Yizkor book with a nice cover, photos, etc.

But, I realized that some of our members do not know that the translated books are available online
at JewishGen.org at the Yizkor section.  It might not be easy to find the book at the website,  the
easiest way might be to search for Kishinev in Town finder, and at the Kishinev page to click on Yizkor
book link.

I hope this helps, and remember that there many other books available already, and some of them are
in translation.

All the best,

Yefim Kogan\
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


WILF Family From Dobromyl #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Looking for any information about WILF Family which resided before WW
2 in Dobromyl. Have seen the PoTs at Yad Vashem.

Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia WILF Family From Dobromyl #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Looking for any information about WILF Family which resided before WW
2 in Dobromyl. Have seen the PoTs at Yad Vashem.

Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


Rabbi Rabinowitz in London and/or Manchester. #general

Neil@...
 

I am trying to establish contact with the family of Rabbi Baruch Aryey
Leib Rabinowitz, Admur Biala-Pshischa-London, son of Rabbi Bezalel
Simcha Menachem BenZion Rabinowitz, Admur Biala-Jerusalem-Lugano to
clarify if this Rabbi Aryey Leib is the same person as Aryey Leibish
Rabinowitz who was Rabbi of Congregation Sha=E2=80=99rei Mordecai in
Prestwich, Manchester. If they are not the same persson, then how are
they related to each other.

Neil Rosenstein

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Rabinowitz in London and/or Manchester. #general

Neil@...
 

I am trying to establish contact with the family of Rabbi Baruch Aryey
Leib Rabinowitz, Admur Biala-Pshischa-London, son of Rabbi Bezalel
Simcha Menachem BenZion Rabinowitz, Admur Biala-Jerusalem-Lugano to
clarify if this Rabbi Aryey Leib is the same person as Aryey Leibish
Rabinowitz who was Rabbi of Congregation Sha=E2=80=99rei Mordecai in
Prestwich, Manchester. If they are not the same persson, then how are
they related to each other.

Neil Rosenstein

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Name's the same? #general

bernerfolk
 

I have several Bialystok records related to Fradl Schneider but with varying
patronymics:

1869 birth of her daughter: Fradel Feigel daughter of Menashe
1872 birth of her daughter: Fradel Leibovna
1878 birth of her son: Fradla Majerowicz
1881 her death: Fradel Feigel daughter of Menashe

I'm reasonably certain these are all for the same woman so I'm wondering whether
there's a connection between the three different patronymics? or are they likely
translation issues?

I suspect Fradel's maiden name was KAPLAN but that's only suspicion.

Sherri Venditti


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name's the same? #general

bernerfolk
 

I have several Bialystok records related to Fradl Schneider but with varying
patronymics:

1869 birth of her daughter: Fradel Feigel daughter of Menashe
1872 birth of her daughter: Fradel Leibovna
1878 birth of her son: Fradla Majerowicz
1881 her death: Fradel Feigel daughter of Menashe

I'm reasonably certain these are all for the same woman so I'm wondering whether
there's a connection between the three different patronymics? or are they likely
translation issues?

I suspect Fradel's maiden name was KAPLAN but that's only suspicion.

Sherri Venditti


(Europe) Drones Launched to Help Preserve Europe's Jewish Cemeteries #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (EJCI) is using aerial drones to
map 1,500 burial sites in Slovakia, Greece, Moldova, Lithuania and
Ukraine-all in countries where the Holocaust decimated Jewish populations.
Funding for the effort comes >from the European Union.

Fences will be erected around abandoned cemeteries to re-establish their presence.

To read the article and see 11 photographs go to:
https://apnews.com/70c079f013534c2091aa8f1107e73457

Thank you to JewishGenner, Randy Herschaft, Associated Press for sharing the
article with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Europe) Drones Launched to Help Preserve Europe's Jewish Cemeteries #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (EJCI) is using aerial drones to
map 1,500 burial sites in Slovakia, Greece, Moldova, Lithuania and
Ukraine-all in countries where the Holocaust decimated Jewish populations.
Funding for the effort comes >from the European Union.

Fences will be erected around abandoned cemeteries to re-establish their presence.

To read the article and see 11 photographs go to:
https://apnews.com/70c079f013534c2091aa8f1107e73457

Thank you to JewishGenner, Randy Herschaft, Associated Press for sharing the
article with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re; Missing manifest page #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Sherri a few days ago posted that she was looking at the manifest of the SS
Rotterdam departed Rotterdam 27 Nov 1902 arriving at Ellis Island. She had
found through an index the name of a potential relative on the Board of
Special Inquiry page (BSI and Detention Pages were appended to the ship
manifest starting in the early 1900s), but when she searched for the actual
manifest page for that person using the page/line number on the BSI page, it
was nowhere to be found. She wanted to know if there were other copies
available for this manifest, and whether there were ancillary records for
this voyage. She mentioned that she was going to try to access the Holland
America Line records for Rotterdam available at Family History centers which
might provide the information she wanted.

I offered to help with the Ellis Island part of the record, and found she
wanted to confirm that her relative was indeed on the SS Rotterdam, and
already had her birth place and birth day. She was looking for some piece
of evidence that might confirm her assumption or at least add an increased
probability it was the person she seeked.

First, as far as I know, there is only one copy of the Ellis Island
manifests for this voyage, the filmed copy. The manifest was filmed during
1943-1944 and later in 1948 the paper manifests were all sold to a recycling
company for under $2,000.

Second, she found this potential relative on Ancestry.com's index but not
the FamilySearch (Ellis Island Database or EIDB) index. That's because the
former company transcribed the Detention and BSI pages (often typed and
easier to transcribe) but the LDS volunteers that produced the EIDB in the
1990s did not transcribe or even see those pages.

Third, there is a ancillary record that I offered to look up for this
person. During the late 1930s/early 1940s the Work Progress Administration
(WPA) indexed the passengers on the Ellis Island manifests ***directly***
from the manifests, not >from scans of the films as the more recent indexes
have done. Index cards were made for each passenger and the cards were
eventually photographed and ended up as NARA series T519 (115 rolls >from
6/16/1897 to 6/30/1902 and all online at FamilySearch) and series T621 (744
rolls >from 7/1/1902 to 12/31/1942 but only 12 of the rolls as of 2/10/2019
were online). It's a long story, which I've posted previously to JewishGen,
but I have all the rolls and can do lookups with a handheld microfilm viewer
and can photograph the film using even my iphone.

So... it doesn't look likely given the timeline of when the cards were done
and then the manifest filmed, and assumptions when manifest damage could
have occurred (about 5% of all manifest pages were found to be degraded
during the filming project), that I could find a card for her person >from
the missing page. (Note: The WPA did not transcribe Detention and BSI
pages). But I've found there actually is a very high probability to find
the card. I believe most of the damage to the manifests were done shortly
after WW2 commenced in 1939 as tens of thousands, if not hundreds of
thousands of aliens living in the U.S. made a rush to become citizens; such
a surge caused the Immigration Service to hire additional clerks, and over
50 were searching the aging NY manifests to certify citizenship requests. I
think most of the damage to the manifests was done in 1940 and 1941.

And indeed I did find a WPA index card for her person on the SS Rotterdam
1902 voyage. Although the card only said "Russia" for birth place, the age
of the person was on the card which did correlate with her known date of birth.

So consider the cards as another source of information when searching
difficult to find people that went through Ellis Island.

Enjoy

Joel

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re; Missing manifest page #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Sherri a few days ago posted that she was looking at the manifest of the SS
Rotterdam departed Rotterdam 27 Nov 1902 arriving at Ellis Island. She had
found through an index the name of a potential relative on the Board of
Special Inquiry page (BSI and Detention Pages were appended to the ship
manifest starting in the early 1900s), but when she searched for the actual
manifest page for that person using the page/line number on the BSI page, it
was nowhere to be found. She wanted to know if there were other copies
available for this manifest, and whether there were ancillary records for
this voyage. She mentioned that she was going to try to access the Holland
America Line records for Rotterdam available at Family History centers which
might provide the information she wanted.

I offered to help with the Ellis Island part of the record, and found she
wanted to confirm that her relative was indeed on the SS Rotterdam, and
already had her birth place and birth day. She was looking for some piece
of evidence that might confirm her assumption or at least add an increased
probability it was the person she seeked.

First, as far as I know, there is only one copy of the Ellis Island
manifests for this voyage, the filmed copy. The manifest was filmed during
1943-1944 and later in 1948 the paper manifests were all sold to a recycling
company for under $2,000.

Second, she found this potential relative on Ancestry.com's index but not
the FamilySearch (Ellis Island Database or EIDB) index. That's because the
former company transcribed the Detention and BSI pages (often typed and
easier to transcribe) but the LDS volunteers that produced the EIDB in the
1990s did not transcribe or even see those pages.

Third, there is a ancillary record that I offered to look up for this
person. During the late 1930s/early 1940s the Work Progress Administration
(WPA) indexed the passengers on the Ellis Island manifests ***directly***
from the manifests, not >from scans of the films as the more recent indexes
have done. Index cards were made for each passenger and the cards were
eventually photographed and ended up as NARA series T519 (115 rolls >from
6/16/1897 to 6/30/1902 and all online at FamilySearch) and series T621 (744
rolls >from 7/1/1902 to 12/31/1942 but only 12 of the rolls as of 2/10/2019
were online). It's a long story, which I've posted previously to JewishGen,
but I have all the rolls and can do lookups with a handheld microfilm viewer
and can photograph the film using even my iphone.

So... it doesn't look likely given the timeline of when the cards were done
and then the manifest filmed, and assumptions when manifest damage could
have occurred (about 5% of all manifest pages were found to be degraded
during the filming project), that I could find a card for her person >from
the missing page. (Note: The WPA did not transcribe Detention and BSI
pages). But I've found there actually is a very high probability to find
the card. I believe most of the damage to the manifests were done shortly
after WW2 commenced in 1939 as tens of thousands, if not hundreds of
thousands of aliens living in the U.S. made a rush to become citizens; such
a surge caused the Immigration Service to hire additional clerks, and over
50 were searching the aging NY manifests to certify citizenship requests. I
think most of the damage to the manifests was done in 1940 and 1941.

And indeed I did find a WPA index card for her person on the SS Rotterdam
1902 voyage. Although the card only said "Russia" for birth place, the age
of the person was on the card which did correlate with her known date of birth.

So consider the cards as another source of information when searching
difficult to find people that went through Ellis Island.

Enjoy

Joel

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA


Kamenets Podolsky #general

david@blanks.co.il <david@...>
 

My wife's family is >from KP. Family name was BARG. She wants to visit KP. Need
contacts of person(s) who guide, know the history etc. Any travel links and or
people who have been.

David Blank
Jerusalem
www.blankgenealogy.com
www.jewsofhorn.com
www.jewsofgestorf.com
www.jewsofadelebsen.com

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kamenets Podolsky #general

david@blanks.co.il <david@...>
 

My wife's family is >from KP. Family name was BARG. She wants to visit KP. Need
contacts of person(s) who guide, know the history etc. Any travel links and or
people who have been.

David Blank
Jerusalem
www.blankgenealogy.com
www.jewsofhorn.com
www.jewsofgestorf.com
www.jewsofadelebsen.com

MODERATOR NOTE: private responses only, please


Ruscova Yizkor book entry and records #romania

r na
 

Hello,
The Ovitz family of Ruscova,
Romania appear in the Yizkor book memorials page, and the
descendants want to know more about who put them in and how much they
knew about the family.
Also, does anyone know what offline records there are for Ruscova
between the wars and how to get hold of them?
Rivka C Goldblatt,


Romania SIG #Romania Ruscova Yizkor book entry and records #romania

r na
 

Hello,
The Ovitz family of Ruscova,
Romania appear in the Yizkor book memorials page, and the
descendants want to know more about who put them in and how much they
knew about the family.
Also, does anyone know what offline records there are for Ruscova
between the wars and how to get hold of them?
Rivka C Goldblatt,


Searching relatives of Herman Weill #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

Fellow genners,

I would like to touch base with whomever may be related to or have knowledge=
of Herman Weill, whose parents name were Naftali Weill (father) and Pessel R=
othenberg(mother). As best i can make out, he may have been born and/or resi=
ded in Bardejov, Slovakia during the late 1800s.=20
Any information would be greatly appreciated =20

Bernard Weill
New York

SEARCHING: Weill (Topolcany), Weill (western areas of Slovakia)

Moderator: Please respond off-list.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Searching relatives of Herman Weill #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

Fellow genners,

I would like to touch base with whomever may be related to or have knowledge=
of Herman Weill, whose parents name were Naftali Weill (father) and Pessel R=
othenberg(mother). As best i can make out, he may have been born and/or resi=
ded in Bardejov, Slovakia during the late 1800s.=20
Any information would be greatly appreciated =20

Bernard Weill
New York

SEARCHING: Weill (Topolcany), Weill (western areas of Slovakia)

Moderator: Please respond off-list.